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Roy H. Stahl

Roy H. Stahl - 


Age 64, of Paoli PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2017, surrounded by family. Roy was the loving husband of Corinne (nee Jarrett) and son of the late Howard and Elizabeth (nee Seitz). Roy was a graduate of Upper Darby HS, Penn State University where he was a member of the gymnastics team and Phi Beta Kappa, along with Villanova University School of Law. Roy began his career in law as Assistant General Counsel at the engineering firm Gilbert Associates. Following this, he proceeded to Philadelphia Suburban Water Company which later became Aqua America where he served as General Counsel for 30 years. During his distinguished career, he led Philadelphia Suburban Water Company through a tremendous growth period that included many acquisitions and the reorganization into Aqua America.

Roy retired in 2012 as Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary of Aqua America, spending time at his homes in Paoli PA and Amelia Island FL. His dedication to the company and the law was rivaled only by his love of family. 

Roy wed Corinne Jarrett April 22, 1978, and settled in Paoli PA, where they raised 2 sons. Outside of work, Roy had a noted passion for history, travel, and Penn State football. He was a skilled woodworker and an avid dog lover. He will be loved and remembered by his family, friends, and colleagues. 

Surviving are 2 sons, Benjamin B. (his fianceé Andrea Rowe) and Alexander R. Stahl. Also surviving are 2 brothers, H. Gray (Sue) and Wayne H. Stahl.

Relatives and friends may call on Sat., March 18, 2017, from 9 to 11 A.M., at ALLEVA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1724 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli PA. A Memorial Service will begin at 11 A.M. Burial will be private by the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roy's honor to Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, Leukemia Research Fund, Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market St., Ste. 750, Phila. PA 215-898-0578 19104 or The Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester PA 19380 610-692-6113. 

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03/16/17 09:16 PM #1    

James Robertshaw

A great night in Ocean City. About 10:30pm on the beach near 20th street. Roy and I faced the east and agreed the 2 healthy class of '70 grads could get a good way out in the ocean in a kayak. Might get a half-way toward Merry Old England if we kept at it.   We packed a 1/2 gallon of water and hit the surf.

We paddled hard against the waves,mateys.  Ten minutes of hard, ( read Herculean) paddling found us pushed back on the sand and under arrest by the OCPD for being on the beach after 10:00 pm.                          


It was the first time I heard the phrase "unbridled enthusiasm".  Roy used it describing the venture; I have used it a hundred times since then.  Our trip to the hoosegow was terminated when the officers noticed a half dozen guys sleeping under the boardwalk. We were cut loose as not being "big time" felons compared to the sleepers.  I had a wonderful time that night with Roy. A great guy who did not hit the panic button too early.  Rest in Peace.





03/17/17 10:15 PM #2    

Ronald G. Fender

Roy was a great guy.  We were on the Gymnastics Team together.  One of the last times I saw Roy was probably the summer of his sophmore or junior year of college-  he was practicing his side horse routine in the side yard of his parents home in Drexel Hill.  He was dedicated to doing well at everything he did.    I am very saddened to hear of his passing.  

03/18/17 11:03 AM #3    

Lorraine T. Bertulis (Majcher)

Very sad to hear of losing one of our classmates. I did not really know Roy but I do remember him. Sounds like he was very successful and had a good life. Very sad to hear.

03/18/17 02:19 PM #4    

Wendy Bealor (Bristow)

Roy was a very good friend through elementary school. We attended Garrettford together. Around the time of 5th and 6th grades many of us used to go to the Saturday night dances at Garretford. It was always a fun time. I knew both of his parents and grandparents during that time. Roy and I both went to Sunday school at Broad St. Methodist Church, on Burmont Rd. He lived very near to me in Drexel Hill and we spent many a summer day playing with Jody and Jane. I remember Roy coming along on some of the outtings that my aunt and uncle took me on. The one I remember the best was going downtown in February to the New Year's Parade in Chinatown. As time passed,  I spent more of my summers at my aunt's and we lost track of each other by the time we were in junior high school.  It makes my very sad to think of his passing and I want to send my sympathy along to both his family and close fellow classmates.


03/18/17 06:29 PM #5    

Glenn A. Peifer

Sorry to hear of Roy's passing. We were teammates in gymnastics. He was a quiet guy and always treated everyone equally. Never had a bad word about anyone. A class guy! 

03/19/17 07:58 AM #6    

Loren Thomas

As others have said, Roy was a great guy.  Roy and I were very involved in the gymnastics team every year during our time at UDHS.  We worked out every day, including over vacations.  We were both sort of science/math nerds and were in almost every class together, including Calculus and Physics II during our last year.  We were together every weekend, along with a few others, in each others' houses, cars, etc.  That same group went to the beach together.  I remember Coach Covington suspending us both from the gymnastics team because we cut practice one day due to the amount of homework we had.  I think of Roy often---one of my bank accounts has the security question, "Name of  best friend during high school."  I write "Roy" every time I open that account.  Roy and a few others really defined UDHS for me and gave me my best and most vibrant memories.  May he rest in peace!

03/20/17 12:36 PM #7    

Nancy Spangler (Tiernan)

I remember Roy performing at an assembly in High school - or was it junior high? - doing a take from a Marx Brothers routine. It involved a lot of quacking. I had tears running down my cheeks and was clutching my aching ribs, helpless with laughter. He was also part of a group Jane Williams invited to parties in her rec room, where we all danced and snacked and puzzled our way through the complexities of being clueless teenagers. (We remained clueless.) The world has lost a stellar smile and a nice man.

03/21/17 10:59 PM #8    

Carl Winshel

Some random memories   Elementary School   We tried out for the Miss Kisbaugh's fifth grade class play - he got the part    Skilled at doing cartwheels   Liked to read the Lafayette electronics catalogue   Had a stop sign in his room that he must have "borrowed"    Hollering "the pitcher has rabbit ears" at the opposing high school baseball team       Little League baseball at Melson Tract        Junior High    Demonstrating a fast dance in one of his section 7-12 classes    High Q team in auditorium   He and Chris Nelson doing Smothers Brothers act in talent show for two years   Would have been a good wrestler but preferred gymnastics      Penn State   Touch football in the West Halls  quad, which was not allowed   Skilled at gymnastics    A lot of time studying in the library      Law school    Loved his Volkwagen Beetle   "It is so easy to replace parts"  I never heard him brag or have any inkling that there was anything extraordinary about himself    Well done, Roy, very well done.

03/24/17 07:44 PM #9    

Michael Batcher

Roy, Reid Gentile and I walked to school just about every day through high school. We spent much of those walks laughing at ourselves, at each other and our teenage angst. Roy was always a hoot with a keen sense of humor and great warmth. I recall numerous weekend adventures in his (or rather his parents’) car that we all survived unscathed somehow. We spent so few years together compared to the years we have all spent since 1970, but I feel a great sense of loss and sadness with Roy’s death. I’m glad so many have posted their thoughts.

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